Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day


On Mother's Day, I historically post on Scarlet. To me, she exemplifies every sacrifice a mother can make for her young.
To all the wonderful Mother's out there and women who step in to fill that slot...hope your day is wondrous.
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'On Mother's Day I have written a poem for you. In the interest of poetic economy and truth, I have succeeded in concentrating my deepest feelings and beliefs into two perfectly crafted lines:
You're my mother,
I would have no other!'
Forest Houtenschil

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  1. Happy Mother's Day to you!
    And that poor cat. Now that is love.

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    1. Thank you, Alex.
      Yes indeed. She humbles me.

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  2. An amazing cat indeed. Hope you have a great mother's day

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    1. Thank you, Pat. I appreciate that.
      She sure is amazing.

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  3. I love this poem. So simple, yet it says so much. Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. And to you, Steph. Hope its been a great one.

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  4. There is nothing a mother wouldn't do for her child, when it really matters.

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    1. That's certainly true of the good moms.
      Wouldn't it be wonderful if all moms fell under the good mom category?

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  5. I remember seeing Scarlet on the news. Mothers will do anything for their children. Happy Mother's Day.

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    1. Thank you, Medeia:)
      Scarlett's story never fails to move me.

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  6. Amazing. And a Happy Mother's Day to you

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    1. And to you, CJ. I hope you get to spend the day with your feet up, being waited on:)

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  7. Beautiful! Happy Mother's Day to you as well!

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  8. I started to cry seeing this. I have heard about this wonderful cat before. We can all learn from her. It sounds like one of the kittens didn't make it. I hope Scarlett was not mourning this loss. I am also so happy they all found loving homes. The lady who took Scarlett in deserves a medal. All people who take in special needs animals deserve recognition

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    1. You are right, Birgit, it takes a special person to take in special needs. My understanding is that Scarlet needed eye drops every day for the rest of her life. But in return she brought her care giver much joy:)

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  9. that cat is such a heroine!

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  10. there's nothing stronger than a mother's love

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  11. A true example of a mother's love.

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  12. For sure. Thanks for stopping by, Suzanne.

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  13. Amazing but also sad that after all that, she was adopted and her kittens went elsewhere. Though in the beginning, I thought they said one person wanted to take them all, so I'm not sure how it went.

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  14. They went to different homes. But from everything I've read she was well loved and content to the end of her days and was mourned when she passed.

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